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trying to back-track my reeves family tree

Journal by pattweek07

i've been very curious all my life of my origins. my grandmother told me several stories as i was growing up that fueled my interests in my family background. my grandmother's name was virginia belle reeves. her maiden name was specht. she was married to myron k. reeves in texas in the early 1900's. she was born on 17dec1912. myron, my dad's father, was born in 1910. he died when i was one year old in 1971. my father, jerry k. reeves was born on 23sep1944, and died 30nov2000. when he passed of leaukemia in 2000, i began my research of the reeves family.

from my grandmother's written journals, i know that myron k. reeves (my grandfather) had a brother that dissapeared somewhere between vashti tx. and wichita falls, tx. in or around the 1930's looking for work. he was never seen or heard from again. his name was byron reeves. i've had no luck in locating his whereabouts. from what i know, their father, was w.t. reeves. i also believe he had at least one sibling, a brother named howard. w.t. and howard are both buried in the vashti, tx. cemetery, as well as myron k., my father-jerry k., and my grandmother-virgina belle reeves.

i think that w.t. and howard's father was named james nelson reeves, who believe was from kentucky.

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on 2007-04-05 11:21:19

pattweek07 has been a Family Tree Circles member since Apr 2007. is researching the following names: REEVES.

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by TommieSmith on 2009-05-19 08:32:33

Hi, I am Tommie Reeves Smith,
I could not sleep well last night so I came across your journal and did a little double checking with

You are going to be able to document almost all of what your family has told simply with the census.

Using the census W.T. Reeves' age calculates to be born 1867 . He was born in Illinois and his parents were both born in Kentucky.HIs wife Dora was born in 1876 in Texas. Her father was born in Alabama and her mother was born in Texas.

In 1910 Colin County Texas the census shows
Byron age 5 and Myron Three months old.
This next is important. In the home also is
75 year old Ellen who is the mother of Head of house, born in Ky.

In 1870 Jefferson Co. Ill. the head of house is
James Reeves age 38 would be born 1832 and Wife, Ellen age 34.
John 11, Minerva 7, W.T 3, and Robert 1. This is all census information. They can have mistakes but mostly you can consider them documentation.

You had quite a bit. I will keep an eye out for your James Nelson Reeves but in those years it may take a little longer but not impossible.

My oldest ancestor proven is Thompson Reeves b. 1799 and his wife Cinderella. That line came from North Carolina, to S. C. and GEorgia at that point some went to Ky and Tenn. My group came on down to Alabama until after the Civil War. About the late 1899's my relatives migrated to Texas. Good Luck to you. If I find more I will give you a shout.

by donald_1 on 2009-08-19 19:34:26

hi, my name is donald poulette my grand father was eral reeves of thayer mo. he was a master plumer by trade, and he had a empire gas co. in mammoth springs arkansas for years. he had a brouther carl reeves that was his partner in the gas co. and he was killed in a plain crash at the thayer air port back in the late 1960s.
my e-mail is and my cell phone # 1(870)371-0244. if you have any questions write me or give me a call.

by jereeves on 2022-06-23 23:48:01

Hi I found a message you posted online indicating your interest in Reeve(s) genealogy. I wanted to make you aware of The Reeves Project, a global collaboration of Reeves researchers working on all different Reeves families across the US and England. You can find us at

This project began in 2010 as a platform to document Reeves research based on and collaborate on research through YDNA connections. It's an extension of the older Reeves YDNA Project at FamilyTreeDNA. Basically this is a collection of resulting matches between Reeves men who have done the YDNA test. That particular kind of DNA passes from father to son only and changes very slowly. Therefore it can be used to find connections between Reeves family groups because Reeves men who match each other must be connected along the paternal line.

I'd encourage you to join and work on documenting your family with us. We're glad to help investigate those brick walls.

Jonathan Reeves

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